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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
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I loved this fictionalized rendition of the lives of Sarah and Angelina Grimke. I had never heard of these 2 women until my daughter learned about them in school. Her teacher told me about this book, and since I already owned it on Kindle, I figured ...more
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I loved this fictionalized rendition of the lives of Sarah and Angelina Grimke. I had never heard of these 2 women until my daughter learned about them in school. Her teacher told me about this book, and since I already owned it on Kindle, I figured ...more
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Another solid book by McLain. This one focuses on the life of Martha Gellhorn, who, at one point, had been married to Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway is an important part of the book, but it's Gellhorn who really shines and is the center of the story. Ge ...more
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I slogged through this one. I think that it was just to experimental for me. I also don't like stories that fail to come together at some point.

I'd skip it.
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I slogged through this one. I think that it was just to experimental for me. I also don't like stories that fail to come together at some point.

I'd skip it.
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Tom Rob Smith
“To stand up for someone was to stitch your fate into the lining of theirs.”
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Roxane Gay
“The solutions are obvious. Stop making excuses. Stop saying women run publishing. Stop justifying the lack of parity in prominent publications that have the resources to address gender inequity. Stop parroting the weak notiong that you're simply publishing the best writing, regardless. There is ample evidence of the excellence of women writers. Publish more women writers. If women aren't submitting to your publication or press, ask yourself why, deal with the answers even if those answers make you uncomfortable, and then reach out to women writers. If women don't respond to your solicitations, go find other women. Keep doing that, issue after issue after issue. Read more widely. Create more inclusive measures of excellence. Ensure that books by mean and women are being reviewed in equal numbers. Nominate more deserving women for the important awards. Deal with your resentment. Deal with your biases. Vigorously resist the urge to dismiss the gender problem. Make the effort and make the effort and make the effort until you no longer need to, until we don't need to keep having this conversation.

Change requires intent and effort. It really is that simple.”
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

Will Schwalbe
“It’s cruelty that gets to me. Still, it’s important to read about cruelty.

“Why is it important?”

Because when you read about it, it’s easier to recognize. That was always the hardest thing in the refugee camps—to hear the stories of the people who had been raped or mutilated or forced to watch a parent or a sister or a child be raped or killed. It’s very hard to come face-to-face with such cruelty. But people can be cruel in lots of ways, some very subtle. I think that’s why we all need to read about it. I think that’s one of the amazing things about Tennessee Williams’s plays. He was so attuned to cruelty—the way Stanley treats Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. It starts with asides and looks and put-downs. There are so many great examples from Shakespeare—when Goneril torments King Lear or the way Iago speaks to Othello. And what I love about Dickens is the way he presents all types of cruelty. You need to learn to recognize these things right from the start. Evil almost always starts with small cruelties.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

Richard Wright
“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

Mona Van Duyn
“The world's perverse, but it could be worse.”
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